Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Some time ago, I saw a card on a blog - (for the life of me, cannot remember the blog, or the lady's name), and thought, yeah, I like that. I have that cardstock, I have that stamp, I could easily do that!

Well, I can't lol.   :)

I went and grabbed the stamp, thought nah, I'll change it a bit and grabbed the crocodile stamp instead (from whipper snapper), grabbed the cardstock -Stampin Up Green Galore, Gable Green, Whisper White, grabbed some black paper (another layer of cardstock would make the card heavy) and my trusty coloured pencils.
I also grabbed the stamp - Snappy Birthday from SU (I really love this stamp - only 2x in the set appeal to me. The other is the santa hat!) And, snappy birthday goes with a crocodile, a crab, a turtle....you get the picture?
But, I digress - I stamped and coloured the image. P was hanging off my arm wanting to help me. In the end, I gave her a crocodile to colour in and sent her on her way.......
I thought I would give the card some texture, and used my cuttlebug with the mesh embossing folder (haven't used the bug for a month or so....feeling slightly guilty about that) and ran the cardstock through. I cut the cardstock to size first, as I find that when I emboss, then cut, it never cuts properly, the cardstock tears, and the pattern flattens slightly....or is it only me?

I made the first 2x cards pretty plain, then I thought, why not give the texture some colour. So I smeared the green ink over the card....but then Penny sidetracked me again, and I forgot to use another colour, just to see how it would look. I had planned to use another shade of green, maybe some brown or black - try to make it look crocodilish.

Anyway, I still like the way the cards turned out:

What do you think? All constructive comments gratefully received   :)

Until next time

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Yay me!
I won some blog candy a couple of weeks ago - and I stalked the mailman. waiting, waiting, waiting for it to come - from Canada!  (the mail, not the mailman!) Well, he came on Saturday morning - hubby brought in the mail as I had my head in the oven! Cleaning it of course - cos I am a domestic goddess!

This is what my 'happymail' contained:

A lovely mix of patterned paper, a length of ribbon, and a cutie little card with a whipper snapper bee image! Thank you Kelly for making me smile :)

Now I need my 'mojo' back!

I actually went down to my room to create, looked at my desk, and discovered I had no room on my desk to do anything - all my new purchases and goodies just get dumped, placed nicely on my desk, so I spent my time tidying up and putting away stuff, put some items on trademe to sell, and then it was time to make dinner. So another wasted weekend, creatively. And, if you are reading this Glenna, I'm still waiting for you to come over and organise me in my room!

However, this weekend is the monthly crop I go to - 6 hours of uninteruppted scrapping, I should be able to do something exciting - I got over 100 photos printed, including the new round of babies been born - not mine (thank goodness) but to various nieces and nephews. This is the latest baby, taken on the day little Ella-Pearl was born 15th Aug:

This is the first baby for my eldest niece. Isn't Ella beautiful (it is tempting to have another - lol!)

Well, I'd like to think I will have a project to show you on the weekend....stay tuned!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

I just got a camera
I just got a camera
I just got a camera
Wonder how it works....

(sung to the tune of Blues Clues, I just got a letter...lol!)

Yes, it was my birthday the other day, and yes, I was 21 again!, and yes, hubby didn't know what to get me....so I 'let' him go fishing, and he 'let' me buy a camera. Silly man, didn't even give me a guideline for the money I was 'allowed' to spend!

So, off I toddled to the camera shop, walked in, and was promptly overwhelmed! I ended up getting another Canon - this time bigger, stronger, betterer, faster....a Canon EOS 500D.

Now that I have the camera, sports season has ended - for  two of my sons. Both are out with injuiries. Mind you, I have missed the season anyway - along with other important family milestones - like P loosing her 2x front teeth, and the tooth fairy not coming (she must of filed her flight plan for that night, and P was too late!),and the arrival of P's 2 goldfish - much to the cat's delight!

BUT, I did get this:

the car accident happened more or less 3 houses from home, on my way from work, in the company car! My son L was able to come outside with the camera and took photos of my car and the other car (which came of worse) I don't have the company car anymore......  :(

Well, even though I haven't been posting lately, I have still been creating, and checking out all the blogs I enjoy reading - all 155 of them in my favourites, I have helped my friend Megan who ran a stall at a local craft expo - I demo'd the Slice machine and the Irock tool for her, and I even did the tax and got it in to the accountant in a timely manner! And of course, it really goes without saying - I have been spending on new goodies - stamps, paper, tools, paper pads, punches, and I even have my eye on some copics!

Anyway, that's me for now...until next time,